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Images by Ken Fowkes and Elaine Heron Selected by the Triton Museum

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 5/10/2024

Images by PACC members Ken Fowkes and Elaine Heron have been selected for inclusion the Triton Museum of Art’s statewide 2D Art Competition and Exhibition, 2024 Salon at the Triton, in Santa Clara.  There were more than 2100 submissions across multiple disciplines, and 119 works were selected.  The juror was Aly Gould, executive director of the Pacific Art League.

Ken’s image is Snappy Ol’ Gal, and he says:  I was captivated by the expressive posture of this dried daisy way back in 2015.  I didn't know it at the time, but this flower was the first subject I photographed for what was to become a series based on dried or wilting flora.  Six years later, when the series became my project for a class I was taking from Victoria Heilweil, I dusted this daisy off and re-photographed it in the style of my developing series.  Yes, I still have the daisy today! 

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Ken Fowkes:  Snappy Ol' Daisy

Elaine’s image is Contemplative Task, and she says:  This is a photograph of a monk in a monastery in Thailand.  He had studied in the UK so he spoke good English.  He goes by the name Tom.  He was very helpful in explaining things to us and was kind enough to allow me to photograph him doing his daily chores. 

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Elaine Heron:  Contemplative Task

Salon at the Triton will be on display July 9 through August 20.  The opening reception will take place on Sunday, May 25, from 2 to 4 pm.  Award winners for the various categories and Best of Show will be posted next to the winning works at the reception and throughout the exhibition.  Everyone is invited to the reception.


The Triton Museum of Art was founded by W. Robert and June Morgan in San Jose in 1965; it moved to its current location within two years.  The Triton provides accessible exhibition and education programs that promote a broad range of contemporary California art.  In addition, it collects and exhibits contemporary and historical works with an emphasis on artists of the Greater Bay Area.




The Triton Museum of Art:

  1505 Warburton Avenue

  Santa Clara, CA 95050


2024 Salon at the Triton:

  May 25 – September 8

  Reception:  Sunday, May 25, 2 to 4 pm

Cowell Gallery hours:

  Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am to 4:30 pm

  Closed Monday and Tuesday

  Free admission, free parking